This Christmas Eve, Donegal mum and blogger Maria Rushe shares a heartfelt poem, with words familiar to many homes tonight.
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land,
The magic was starting and all was in hand.
The trees were lit up and the turkeys were prepped,
The dog was quite cozy by the tree where he slept.
The sugar-filled children were bouncing and reeling,
The reindeer dust sprinkled, the cookies still cooling.
They hoped for and wished that the Big Man would bring
The gifts that they’d ask for, to make their hearts sing.
They stared at the skies, with eyes that were bright
As the stars they were searching, for Santa’s sleigh lights.
The parents enjoyed the excitement and fun
But hoped they’d soon sleep. There were jobs to be done.
Santa’s snacks were set out and the stories were read
As the children got tucked in and snuggled in bed.
With a sigh of relief and ten checks that they’re sleeping
Mammy opened the nice secret treats she’d been keeping.
They finished their jobs and left everything right
For the Big Man in red who would visit tonight.
And they danced in the kitchen, and with Bublé they’d sing
Excited themselves, for what morning would bring.
For the joy and excitement, the gifts and the hugs
For the fact they’re together and truly know love,
For their family and friends, far away and close by,
For the innocence and magic that can’t money can’t buy,
For the dinner and chocolates and all of the food,
For the laughter and smiles, for the contented mood,
That comes with the sunrise on each Christmas Day,
And they counted their blessings as they ended their day.
So, tired but happy, Mammy turned off the light,
“Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!”
(Maria Rushe 2017)
This Mammy wants to wish all of my wonderful readers a truly magical and wonderful Christmas. I hope Santa is good to you all and that you have everything you dream of.
The S-Mum xx